Sprint International Wi-Fi Calling

Sprint is offering a great way to save money on calls when you’re overseas

By on August 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Sprint is offering a great way to save money on calls when you’re overseas

Amazing but true: Sprint really does seem to be stepping up its game when it comes to offering more value for customers. Sprint on Thursday announced that it will offer free Wi-Fi calling to customers who travel overseas and who call the United States, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. As you might have guessed, Wi-Fi calling lets you make phone calls using your local Wi-Fi network so you don’t have to use a carrier’s cellular network. This obviously eliminates the need for international roaming and thus will save you money on roaming charges as long as you’re within range of a working Wi-Fi hotspot. More →

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iPhone 6 Sapphire Display 5.5 Inch

Finding a sapphire iPhone 6 might be easier than you thought

By on August 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Finding a sapphire iPhone 6 might be easier than you thought

It looks like the back-and-forth regarding whether or not there will be sapphire in the iPhone 6 display is going to continue until Apple finally answers the question once and for all on September 9th. 9to5Mac shared an investment note on Wednesday from PTT Research Forensics stock analyst and GTAT investor Matt Margolis in which he claims that every 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will come with a sapphire display, but only high-end 4.7-inch models will get the sapphire treatment. More →

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Windows Phone Market Share

Windows Phone is still going nowhere fast

By on August 28, 2014 at 4:44 PM.

Windows Phone is still going nowhere fast

Windows Phone diehards can deny it all they want, but the numbers don’t lie: The past year has been one of stagnation for their favorite platform. Following a report from IDC that showed Windows Phone shipments had actually declined year-over-year, we have another report from Kantar Worldpanel that shows Windows Phone’s growth for the past year has been largely stagnant at best. More →

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4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Price

Spanish carrier claims Apple will charge more for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

By on August 28, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Spanish carrier claims Apple will charge more for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

How much are you willing to pay for a bigger iPhone, Apple fans? G for Games directs our attention to a new report out of Spain that claims both the 4.7-inch version and the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 are going to cost more than the iPhone 5s. More →

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iPhone, iPad and iWatch Wireless Charging

Apple has figured out a brilliant way to wirelessly charge iPhones, iPads and iWatches

By on August 28, 2014 at 1:41 PM.

Apple has figured out a brilliant way to wirelessly charge iPhones, iPads and iWatches

Apple is constantly trying to improve the battery performance of its devices, including iPhone, iPad and MacBook, working on various ways to either increase efficiency or provide alternative charging methods. For example, the company has a patent describing ways of intelligently adapting iPhone power consumption to cater to a user’s daily needs, but also at least one patent on charging a device’s battery using solar power.

Now, Patently Apple has discovered a new Apple patent application related to battery charging that describes a brilliant way of wirelessly charging a device without compromising its design. More →

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5.5-inch iPhone 6 Release Date

The iPhone 6 you’re waiting for might not be unveiled on September 9th

By on August 28, 2014 at 1:01 PM.

The iPhone 6 you’re waiting for might not be unveiled on September 9th

Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone 6 models on September 9th during a special media event that’s yet to be confirmed, and that could also bring the introduction of the company’s first smartwatch. But a new report from China says that only one iPhone 6 model will make it to the show. More →

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Here comes the iPhone 6: Apple sends invitations to September 9th event

By on August 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Here comes the iPhone 6: Apple sends invitations to September 9th event

This is it, boys and girls… the biggest smartphone of the year is about to be unveiled. Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a special press conference that will be held on September 9th. Needless to say, at least one next-generation iPhone — the iPhone 6 — is expected to debut. Another recent report claimed that we’ll also see Apple’s first wearable device revealed during the event. Of course, nothing is confirmed until Apple executives hop on stage, so stay tuned to BGR for full coverage of everything that’s announced during the press conference.

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iPhone 6 Features NFC Payments

Another major new iPhone 6 feature was just confirmed

By on August 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Another major new iPhone 6 feature was just confirmed

Apple fans who have insisted for years that the iPhone doesn’t need NFC… get ready for an iPhone with NFC. Unnamed sources tell Wired that Apple has decided to include an NFC radio in its upcoming iPhone 6 and that the technology will be used to facilitate mobile payments. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors: Color Options

Even more iPhone 6 components leak, confirming the new iPhone’s official colors

By on August 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Even more iPhone 6 components leak, confirming the new iPhone’s official colors

Apple will reportedly launch three iPhone 6 versions this year when it comes to color choices, including gold, silver and gray, which also happen to be the only official iPhone 5s colors. Nowhereelse, a steady source of iPhone 6 leaks, has published a slew of new images that show various alleged iPhone 6 components, including SIM card trays, that are painted in the aforementioned colors. More →

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Nexus X Rumors: Display Sizes

Two very different Nexus X models might launch this year

By on August 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Two very different Nexus X models might launch this year

Unlike in previous years when it only released one Nexus smartphone at a time, Google might be changing its tune this year as the company may have plans to launch two different sized Nexus X models, both made by Motorola. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Photos

Make your phone look like the Galaxy Note 4 right now (sort of)

By on August 28, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Make your phone look like the Galaxy Note 4 right now (sort of)

In case you missed the months of rumors and the handful of teaser videos posted earlier this week, Samsung is finally going to unveil its brand new Galaxy Note 4 next week during a big press conference ahead of the annual IFA trade show. The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s flagship for the first half of the year, was a bit of a dud and it left Android fans wanting more. If the rumors leading up to next week’s big reveal are any indication, Samsung is about to deliver.

But you don’t have to wait for the new king of phablets to launch to make your current handset (sort of) look like the upcoming Galaxy Note 4. More →

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BlackBerry Verizon Upgrade Offers

BlackBerry teams with Verizon to keep business away from Android and iOS

By on August 27, 2014 at 4:56 PM.

BlackBerry teams with Verizon to keep business away from Android and iOS

BlackBerry hasn’t had too much luck with its recovery efforts over the past several months, but there are still plenty of businesses that depend on the Canadian company’s devices and services in order to function. As BlackBerry struggles to regain momentum in the smartphone market, it is looking for ways to hold on to its existing clients, which is why a partnership with Verizon could be huge for enterprise customers. More →

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